Ch 26: SBA Math - Grade 8: Perimeter & Area

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Have your students brush up their perimeter and area knowledge with our engaging video lessons before they take the 8th grade SBA in math. Students will review the definitions of perimeter and area along with the formulas used to find them for several geometric figures.

SBA Math - Grade 8: Perimeter & Area - Chapter Summary

By watching this chapter's video lessons, your 8th graders will review methods and formulas for finding the perimeter or area of various geometric shapes. After studying the lessons, they'll be ready to do the following on the 8th grade SBA in math:

  • Find the perimeter of triangles and rectangles
  • Use the counting method to find the area
  • Identify area formulas for parallelograms, rhombuses, rectangles and trapezoids
  • Calculate the area of rectangles and triangles

In the short videos, our professional instructors use real-world examples, fun animations and diagrams to clearly explain the math concepts in this chapter. By applying perimeter and area formulas to realistic scenarios, students are more apt to retain the information and be able to respond to such questions on the 8th grade math SBA.

8 Lessons in Chapter 26: SBA Math - Grade 8: Perimeter & Area
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What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula

1. What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula

In mathematics, the perimeter is the distance around a two-dimensional shape. The formula for finding the perimeter of certain shapes will be discussed in this lesson, and there will be some examples to help you understand how to calculate the perimeter.

Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

2. Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

Without realizing it, we calculate and use the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in regular everyday situations. Learn more about the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in this lesson, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Area: Definition & Counting Method

3. Area: Definition & Counting Method

Watch this video lesson to learn what area is and how you can count to find the area of certain shapes. You will see how you can use blocks to help you visualize the problem and find your answer.

Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

4. Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn the simple formula to find the area of a parallelogram. Learn what measurements you need, how to label your parallelogram, and how to use the formula.

Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples

5. Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples

Did you know that there are three ways to find the area of a rhombus? Watch this video lesson to learn all three of them. See what information you need for each method as well as the steps required for each.

Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

6. Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

Look around you, and you see rectangles all over the place. And if you see paint, carpet, or anything that covers a rectangular area, you can be sure that someone has measured the area of the rectangle. Watch this video lesson to learn more.

Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

7. Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

In this video lesson, you will watch and learn how you can find the area of trapezoid. Learn what measurements you need to have on hand as well as the formula that you need to use.

Area of Triangles and Rectangles

8. Area of Triangles and Rectangles

How do you find out the area of rectangles and triangles? Learn how in this lesson! We'll look at the formulas, then practice solving problems for each shape.

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